I have felt as though I have a bit of long forehead, nothing extreme but I would still try to hide it lol. Do you all consider my forehead to be long or am I just exaggerating?
Hello Doctors, Am I a Candidate for Hairline Lowering Surgery? (photo)
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It would be helpful to see a picture of your entire face, but I would say that your forehead does not appear to be long.
Hair Grafting and Surgical Hairline Advancement
The more commonly chosen procedure to advance the overly high hairline is hair grafting. This is a typically less "surgical" procedure, involving the transplanting of 1200 to as many as 2400 grafts (depending on how much lowering is desired) in a single procedure, taking 3 to as many as 8 hours to perform (it is a very meticulous procedure). Every graft is placed into tiny recipient sites (0.5 to 0.8 mm in size) each one made by me- these sites then determine the direction, pattern, and angulation of growth to assure a natural appearance. The transplanted hairs typically fall out within 3 weeks, then start to regrow at 4 months, taking a full 10 months or longer for final results. The hair grafting procedure is ideal for hairlines that are thin or thinning out, for those who want a hairline that not only is lower but also is more rounded, and for those who opt not to have or are not good candidates for the SHA.
In your case, I cannot assess your candidacy for the SHA, which can only be done by a video. However, as it is unlikely that you are seeking more than 3/4 of an inch of advancement, hair grafting is likely a great choice for you.
Hairline lowering surgery
I agree with others who replied. Although photos of your entire face would be better, it does not appear that your forehead is too long or that you need hairline lowering surgery.
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Hairline lowering surgery
Your hairline is actually on the low side. Do not lower your hairline. What specifically is bothering your appearance? Seek a consultation with a Facial Plastic Surgeon. Express your concerns and they will give suggestions to achieve your goals.
All the best.
Short forehead does not need forehead lift.
Your pictures seem to show a narrow forehead actually. So there must be some other issue that is bothering you. You don't need hairline lowering.
Hairline Lowering with Natural Result
If the length of your forehead bothers you the hairline can be lowered to improve facial proportions. This is a procedure we have done many times since we first described it many years ago.
A hairline can certainly be lowered, but you do not appear to need it. You can measure it. If forehead is longer than 6 cm, then this may be high.
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